The Christmas presents are piling up for George and Charlotte. Wills and Kate are taking the little royals to celebrate the holiday with their maternal grandparents in Bucklebury and as anyone who has celebrated Christmas away from home with little ones knows, there are lots of things to organize before heading out the door.
Kate has reportedly ordered special Christmas sacks from Selfridges to make Christmas extra special for her little ones. The customized burlap bags are by Harrow & Green.
The company's website describes the Christmas sack:
Designed and printed by Harrow & Green in our studio in London, the sack is large enough to cater for even the most generous amount of Christmas presents as it measures a spacious 80cm x 50cm, and is finished with a high quality grosgrain ribbon and name label.The sack also includes a high-quality cotton ticking trim integrated into the top six-inches. The ticking material is produced by Susie Watson designs, the renowned UK fabric designer and manufacturer.
Whatever Kate plans to put in the bags, Charlotte is due a gift from her security team, too. Apparently, the KP security team gifted Prince George a personalized "Day You Were Born" poster and have ordered one for Charlotte for this Christmas. The poster will include a number of little tidbits of info, according to The Express:
[P]oints of interest include the cost of a first class stamp (62p) who was Prime Minister (David Cameron) and what was number one in the charts (‘See You Again’ by Wiz Khalifa). The gift was designed by Devon-based artist Lucy Tapper, 35, who told The Sun: “We can’t quite say it’s by royal appointment but it’s pretty close.“We received an order from the security team at Kensington Palace for a Day You Were Born print as a gift for Princess Charlotte. “We sent the print, along with a card and we received a letter of thanks from the office of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.”
I am sure that Carole is putting together a massive pile of gifts for her grandchildren. The Cambridges already have gifts under the tree, and Prince William revealed recently that Prince George has cheekily opened a number of gifts already.
As you all likely know, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were scheduled to travel to Sandringham by train yesterday, as is their custom, but their trip was unexpectedly canceled at the last minute as the Palace announced that the duo were both down with heavy colds. This morning, however, the couple departed Buckingham Palace for King's Lynn via helicopter.
Hopefully, the couple feel better, since they will shortly host immediate family for the holiday, despite the absence of the Cambridges.And they're off for Christmas. Royal Standard lowered over palace. Queen and Duke well enough to fly pic.twitter.com/IJSYLi6rPN— Max Foster (@MaxFosterCNN) December 22, 2016